Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, tooth alignment, and even facial profile. Tooth loss can occur from disease, trauma or even genetics. It is vital that missing teeth are replaced to restore function. If you are interested in replacing missing teeth, DeCarli Dentistry can review several options with you.

A dental bridge is a fixed or removable prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. A bridge consists of attached crowns that are used fill the gap caused by missing teeth. Bridges can be removable or fixed. Fixed bridges are placed with adhesive and not removable. With fixed bridges, teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth are prepared and used as “supporting” teeth. The end crowns of the bridge are placed on the supporting teeth and the middle crowns fill in the missing teeth space. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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